Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

poem- get out of your way April 20, 2020

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:22 pm
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It’s all possible

deep stretched dreams

pushing through negativity

into it can be.

Ignore discouragement.

You can make it,

taking skill, faith, time,

mix with luck,

Do it.


poem- not May 11, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:05 am
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I am not enough

to fill the void.

A yawning maw,

a gaping hole,

inadequacy piled upon inadequacy


and I

do not have the mass

to shore up against this tide

of weakness compounded

year after year until they got here.

I am battered.

I am broken.

I am not enough.


poem- just October 3, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:45 pm
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She’s just looking for a bit of empathy,

a wrap around her shoulders whisper in her ear,

“It’ll be okay. It’s you and me together, babe” moment.

She’s just hoping for a show of affection,

a finger trailing up her arm shooting sparks,

a kiss held for long enough to know you mean it.

She’s just waiting for you to come back

from wherever it is you’ve been wandering,

just wishing for you,

so don’t call her unreasonable, dude.

Her disappointment is justified.


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